Cordusio 2.0

The heart of the city

  • Edited by Maria Vittoria Capitanucci
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 24 x 31 cm
  • Pages 202
  • Illustrations 90
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2022
  • ISBN 9788836649150
  • Price € 34,00  € 32,30
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Narrating the thrilling story of Cordusio 2.0 means tracing back through a vision, an act of courage that has probably become a trailblazer for a new trend on the Milanese real estate market. When Hines decided to acquire a building on Piazza Cordusio, the situation was quite different from what we see today. The innovative idea behind the initiative undertaken by Hines Group consisted in believing in an investment in the historical center of Milan, foreshadowing a line of reasoning that was soon to take form-namely that of investing in historical properties rather than creating new buildings: this new vision focused on the revitalization of existing properties in important urban locations, which had to be reassessed in terms of contemporary necessities, in line with the main international standards of energy sustainability and space efficiency. As in the post-war era and as it is now in many European and international cities, it becomes pertinent to address the importance of "the heart of the city", introducing a visionary model of regeneration in today's society.


Milano vies with Parigi
Vittorio Sgarbi

Cordusio observatory
photographs by Filippo Romano

City as narrative
Maria Vittoria Capitanucci
01 Nineteenth-century Milan
02 Piazza Cordusio
03 The Palace

Chronicles from the new center
photographs by Filippo Romano

Cordusio 2.0
Maria Vittoria Capitanucci
photographs by Mario Frusca
01 Sustainability and public space for a new urban vision
02 The worksite as narrative
03 Palazzo Cordusio: the renovation and its unique qualities

Building the city for people
photographs by Filippo Romano

The architects
Park Associati